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Where to Buy Silk Suits?

lookatmystyle

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Where can I get some silk suits for this spring? All the stores have is wool.
 

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Silk is rarely made RTW. This one may be tough.
 

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Originally Posted by lookatmystyle
If I want a 100% silk suit I'll need to get it custom made?

I'm not sure, and others here know the RTW market far better than I do. I just know that silk is hardly ever made by RTW makers. When it is, it is more likely to be a jacket than a suit. And for suits, they are more likely to be made by small production luxury companies, as a one season lark.
 

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Thanks man. I didn't know a silk suit was considered that luxurious.
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
I'm not sure, and others here know the RTW market far better than I do. I just know that silk is hardly ever made by RTW makers. When it is, it is more likely to be a jacket than a suit. And for suits, they are more likely to be made by small production luxury companies, as a one season lark.
also, it is unlikely to be the sort of silk suit that you actually want to wear.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
Is there such a thing as a silk suit you would want to wear

I have one that I am dying to wear. Spring is around the corner.
 

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Originally Posted by lookatmystyle
Thanks man. I didn't know a silk suit was considered that luxurious.
It's not really that; silk can cost less than a lot of the high end wool that many makers use. It's that it's shiney, wears hot, and has certain "connotations" that scare off most men.

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also, it is unlikely to be the sort of silk suit that you actually want to wear.
The only silk a well dressed man would wear as a suit is Dupioni.
 

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In sum, "Italian" in the sense of "Gotti" rather than "Agnelli."
 

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Originally Posted by Manton
In sum, "Italian" in the sense of "Gotti" rather than "Agnelli."
at worst, yes. At best, Marcello Mastroianni.
 

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Lanvin has had a strong focus on silk for their last collection (the one currently in stores). You might want to check that...
 

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